Someday? Live for today!

Hello everyone! It’s that time of the week again for some quick midweek inspiration. The idea of “living in the moment” has inspired a lot of motivational posters and T-shirts, but it’s really a very important concept. You’ve probably heard many variations of this quote like; “Live like there’s no tomorrow, live as if you’ll die today!” & “There are 7 days a week, and SOMEDAY isn’t one of them.”

Living in the moment takes practice, but when we learn how to live this way, it means we will lead a fuller life and appreciate the beauty in every activity every second of the day. Here are some quick tips on how to make sure you live for the present and live for today…(I am still working on it)..

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New hair – the lob! 

I finally did it….I got the chop! I’ve had my hair pretty much long and the same for the last 10 years – aside from repeatedly cutting a fringe and growing it out again. Pretty boring I know but because my hair grows really slowly I’ve always had a huge fear of cutting it off. Every trip to the hairdresser (which I only did about twice a year) was scary even though I told them very strictly they could only trim the end….no I mean it dude, only this much (showing not even a cm with my fingers)! Silly I know but hey some people fear the dentist and I fear the hairdresser ;)

But I did always have hair envy, I loved the lob look and was always pinning pictures of it on Pinterest but I just never had the guts to go through with it. Until two weeks ago…I just decided it was time for a change and booked in an appointment with a hairdresser. When making such a drastic (well for me anyway) change I wanted someone I could trust so I went to see the brilliant Reece at Neville Hair & Beauty in Knightsbridge! He’s a master at the lob and the only man I’d trust for the job!

I asked for a collarbone length lob – which is a popular abbreviation of the word long lob, incase you were wondering – and wanted a textured cut so it would look good  curly and also have a bit of fun and edge to it! Here a before and after shot so you can see the end result…

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Midweek day dreaming…

Does anyone else get this? I very often get to urge to totally change something, learn something new, just to reinvent myself and my life. Suppose there’s nothing wrong with a bit of day dreaming now and again right?  Happy Hump Day :)

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Off the shoulder

If there was one fashion trend that people couldn’t get enough of this this summer, it was the off the shoulder look. Slightly bohemian but also elegant, the off the shoulder made for the perfect beach-to-the-bar look and is the ideal mix of sexy meets sweet! I also rocked this trend this summer, here in italy in a bright red version from ChicWish.

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Hat Love

Hat’s are always a big trend for autumn and winter and I am a hat lover so that suits me just perfectly. When I was younger I had a real thing for hats and I had quite the collection – people always say I have a ‘hat face’ but then for a period I just found myself always buying hats, but never wearing them so I got rid of most of them. Um, why oh why did I think that was such a clever idea?! Anyway, I’ve rediscovered my love for hats and especially the rimmed kind; floppy, fedora, panama – you name it! I think a hat brings a cool vibe to any outfit. Here a photo of a recent hat purchase :)

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Ostuni Restaurant in Queens Park – Cucina Pugliese

I’ve got a new local favourite and I just can’t stop talking to people about it, so it’s probably about time I told you guys all about it. Let me introduce you to Queens Park best kept secret; Ostuni Restaurant! I think Ostuni has actually been about a 5 minute walk from my house ever since I moved to the area about 1,5 years ago but it was one of those places people told me about and said; you need to go. And then for some reason I just never did. Until I actually did, and loved it so much that I can’t stop going there again, and again, and again!

Ostuni is pretty much London’s first restaurant dedicated to the cuisine and wines of Puglia. Puglia is a region in the in boot of Italy, known for some of the best food you can think of; simple and full of flavour. There’s pasta, seafood, meat and lets not forget cheese; for example Burrata which originates from Puglia. Have I mentioned before btw that I am slightly obsessed with Burrata? It’s DELICIOUS! Anyway, where was I? Oh yes Ostuni Restaurant is located in a lovely quiet mews off Salusbury Road and the interior is very rustic, cosy but also modern. They have a great leafy terrace outside and when I am there I always feel a bit like I am actually in Italy on holiday!

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